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Wednesday, 16 January 2013


As most of you will know I've been away for a few days to Yorkshire to meet up with Dutch friends that we met in France in 2000.  We do our best to have a few days together every year to enjoy some quality fun time.  I'm starting today's post with a few snaps we took whilst away as requested by that 'much older' sister of mine.  :-)

You should be able to click on the pics if you'd like a closer look.

We called in here in Settle for a coffee but even though I did look very hard I didn't see any!  :-).....it was lovely coffee though.

Now I'd best show you what you've called in to see and that is.... 

What actually is on my desk today?

Jo and I had a great Funday Monday afternoon dumfing and these are what I made.   I do hope that when I have finished my sewing jobs today I can bead them up ready for mounting onto the fronts of books and cards......I do love poppies.

Thank you for calling in and leaving such fab comments.  I will do my best to drop in to visit you in between my sewing jobs today.
Annie x


Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful! :)

jill said...

Always good to catch up with old friends. Have a good day crafting jill #40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A grand part of the world, I lived in North Yorkshire for 4 years, so know all those lovely haunts well...though I never saw a naked man in the cafe either, lol!!!!
Love the close up pic of the buttons :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the little flower feltings. And thanks for sharing the photos. Happy WOYWW and enjoy all your fun projects. #13

Twiglet said...

Duttons for Buttons! Bliss! Have a good day mounting poppies.! x Jo

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Annie
Thanks for showing us your poppies they look fantastic. I think I'm going to have to add this craft to my my wish list of learning new things this year
Lynn //66

Helen said...

It was probably a bit too cold to be naked in a pub last week...lol! Love your poppy dumfing, hope you have time to finish them. helen 10

sandra de said...

I do love poppy dumfings as well. Your holiday pics are beautiful and the rows of buttons .... amazing. Just as well the old naked man wasn't at the cafe!
Sandra @16

JoZart said...

Now why have I never been to Duttons for Buttons. I thought I'd sussed out the ultimate crafty tour of York with all the bead shops and craft places but I've never been there.... YET! Trust you to find a naked man too!! I hope they wore aprons whilst serving your meal.
Beautiful poppy dumfings.... how did you find time?
Lots of love Jo xx No14

Ann B said...

Can click on the first photo but not the buttons one. Looks like a great shop - may have to persuade Andy to go over to Yorkshire for a snoop. Now where do I know Kirkstall Abbey from, is it Cranmer?
Love the poppies, but then I always do.
Thanks for calling in earlier and for your comments - always appreciated. Taking the dog out later - she loves the frosty ground, thinks it's her playground.
Have a great week.
Ann B

Redanne said...

Oh how I love Duttons for Buttons and also York but most of all I love your dumfing poppies, they are just gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

butterfly said...

Glorious dumfed poppies!! And lovely pics of what looks like a lovely trip... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Karen said...

York is a gorgeous place, so pretty. Also just like your poppies, I love them, they are so pretty. Happy WOYWW! Karen 90 x

MrsC.x said...

really pretty flowers

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

Lavinia said...

Hi Annie! :)) thats for the welcome!
Things have been a pain here with no internet & sky being a problem. Really missed joining in a blogging. Looks like you had a great time over the boarder from me. Love Yorkshire & kirkstall abbey too, the buttons are lovely! Ah the poppies! love them too! Have a great week!

Kate said...

looks like you had a lovely trip. Thanks for sharing the pics.

** Kate **

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love York, and wandering around old ruins, and graveyards! Love the old headstones, and you see some amazing inscriptions. Poppies are ace, by the way.Have a Great Wednesday, Hugs xx Shaz #64

Angie said...

Sorry I'm still not woywwing yet but I have posted on animals and G.kids !!!.
That street brought back memories of a trip I made in 2000 ....loved York.xx

Cardarian said...

The Abbey photos are lovely and the amazing buttons! Sooo big! The dumpfing work of you two girls is just sooo beautiful - I often admire my own little ATC!
Lots of hugs,

mamapez5 said...

I love poppies too. In UK I had a frilly oriental poppy plant called Mrs Perry.
I am glad you had a good time in York. I could do with visiting that button shop. I have trouble getting the right ones out here.
I didn't make it to our Wednesday fest this week but hopefully I will be back next week.
Kate x

Alison said...

Great photos of what looks like a great time had with friends.

lisa said...

Ohhh you've been to our neck of the woods, Annie. I even have a friend who works in Duttons for Buttons but in Ilkley. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
We come and stay with Yorkshire friends who now live in Ludlow and we always comment how similar the countryside is!!
Hugs Lisax #70

Di said...

Duttons for Buttons - I adore that shop!! And York is one of my all-time fave cities.

Happy WOYWW Annie, hugs, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, love pics of York - especially the Minster. Do you think the cafe is infringing some advertising standard or consumer right there??? Love the super huge buttons - and a terrific shop. Hope you've had a great WOYWW. Hugs, Elizabeth x #52

voodoo vixen said...

OMGoodness Annie, you have gone dumfing poppy mad and I love them! I REALLY need one of those for my Mum's 80th birthday card to go with the frame!! :) Annette #3

Ria Gall said...

Thank you for sharing your photos it looks like you had fun. I love the poppies they will make great additions.
Ria #114

JoZart said...

Oh, Annie you really are a sweetie. I wouldn't take anyone for granted.... .but I knew you'd join in!
Will post full details asap.
Love jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your pics of York, love that cafe in Settle, we often go there when we are up at the caravan! Your dumfing is fantastic - love poppies! Keep warm, Chris@89 Thanks for your comment btw - and yes I always clean before Rita comes!! lol!

Samantha Elliott said...

Time spent with friends is always good therapy!
Lovely poppies. If I see the naked man I will let you know!
As for my ribbons, I am looking for alternative ways to store them as my other methods are too full! LOL!

Anne said...

Lovely photos and I love your dumfings :-) love Yorkshire have got to know parts of it well since eldest son went up there to Uni and decided to stay. Thanks for visiting. Anne x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Very nice catching up with friends. The photos look great - and I bet that pub gets lots of action! haaa

The dumfing looks wonderful, as always.

Thanks for visiting me already.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Annie as you know I looooove poppies too and so love these .. the wee book covers are so cute.
I sent you an email about one of the sets too, to see how much post cost would be? happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Julia Dunnit said...

Because I'm late, I've seen your ironing board bedecked with finished poppies - a sight for sore eyes I can tell ya, quite lovely. The button place is just heaven, my word you could spend a fortune and not really have a lot to show for it, huh! Great pics. And of course you looked hard for the naked man; we expect nothing less than thorough investigative coffee tasting!

shirley clark said...

Loving what you have done with the poppies. brilliant.

Eliza said...

Some really good photos and nothing better than being with friends, love the poppies too.


Caz said...

Love those poppies!!!!!!
We went to York last holiday but missed the button shop :-(
Looks like you had a good time though

Lori said...

Love the poppies and all the pictures.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Nan G said...

Love love the poppies and the finished pieces are fab!! 'Naked men'! Awe shucks well at least you had coffee but really... :)) a late Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

MaggieC said...

I have not visited York since I left college in Bingley many moons ago. I always wanted to see the Minster without scaffolding but never did. How lovely to meet up with your friends. Thank you for sharing your photos with us and have a good week. xx Maggie #37

Caro said...

Wonderful photos and gorgeous poppies! Thanks for sharing. Happy 'Belated' WOYWW. Caro #63

Neet said...

York is always such a delightful place to visit, except when it rains and the place floods. In fact it is my other half's favourite place on earth.
Thanks for sharing and giving me a bit of a reminder that home is where the heart is.
Hugs, Neet xx 7 (thanks for visiting me)

Nicky said...

Wow they are some big buttons! Love the poppies – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wonderful post, Annie! Lovely to see some of the visit with your friends and your fab poppy dumfing. That is sumfing I know nuffing about.

Thank you for coming by the Playhouse and for your anniversary wishes! I'm sorry I'm so late coming by. I took some time off to celebrate with Mister and I'm slowly making my way 'round!

Have a great rest of the week. Hugs, Darnell #64

S said...

Oh I never tire of seeing beautiful old architecture. Thanks for sharing!

famfa said...

Gorgeous pics. York is lovely. Hope the naked man wasn't serving tea - ouch


April Story said...

I very much enjoyed your pictures of your trip. What fun. :-) I love poppies, too.
April #141

Kezzy said...

Wow Annie some super picture, hmmmm how many buttons did you come home with lol. Not sure about naked men while having a cuppa lol. Loving the poppies they are gorgeous. Happy woyww :-) hugs xxxx